Florida man shoots AR-15 at dirt bikers who were ‘tormenting the neighborhood,’ deputies say – ClickOrlando
A Florida man said he fired his AR-15 multiple times because a group of juveniles on dirt bikes were “tormenting the neighborhood” and he just wanted to “make awareness,” according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they were called to the area of Southeast 174th Place in Ocala Sunday to investigate reports of dirt bikers driving recklessly.
Would You Wear This Thing to Concerts? – PopMechanics
Here’s How People Want to See Work Change Once They’re Going to the Office Again – PRNewswire
Google searches for “how to cut a mullet” have gone up 124% since we all started staying at home for the quarantine. And searches for “how to cut men’s hair” are up 632%. (Full Story)
Today is Cinco de Mayo, and people have been stocking up on TEQUILA. For the past four weeks, it’s been the top-selling liquor in the country . . . and sales have gone up 54.2%. (Full Story)
The average parents don’t get a single minute to relax these days until 8:39 P.M., according to a new survey. And the moment when parents feel the busiest during the day is 11:54 A.M. (Full Story)
5-year-old steals parents’ car after mom refuses to buy him Lamborghini: Police – ABC7
Brit parents let kids play outside alone at 10 and give them their first phone at 11 – TheSun
It seems like states are announcing re-openings faster than we can keep track now . . . but that’s causing a change to the projections. And not a good change. FEMA is now projecting we’ll climb to 3,000 American deaths PER DAY by the end of this month.
A park in Miami Beach, Florida closed just five days after it re-opened . . . when police issued warnings to 8,880 people for not wearing masks.
Carnival Cruise Lines has announced it will start resuming cruises as of August 1st. They’ll be using eight of their ships and sailing from Texas and Florida.
Las Vegas casinos have developed plans to re-open, including thermal cameras at every entrance to check temperatures and rearranging the gambling floors to keep everyone six feet apart. There’s no word on when they actually will re-open, though
Speaking of Russia, three doctors in Russia who have complained about the approach the country has taken to the pandemic have all died after falling out of windows. Probably just a coincidence.
Meanwhile, Amazon is doing so much business during the pandemic that now Jeff Bezos is projected to be the world’s first TRILLIONAIRE by 2026.
Costco is now going to limit people’s meat purchases because of a limited supply. Customers will only be able to buy three fresh meat items.
At some Wendy’s locations, they’ve had to take burgers off the menu because of meat shortages.
A woman in Kentucky is going viral after she cut a large hole in her mask to make it, quote, “easier to breathe.”
Meanwhile, a strip club in Houston, Texas reopened over the weekend and the owner says, quote, “We’re not allowing any lap dancing, and they have masks on.” But he could be facing criminal charges, as strip clubs weren’t included in the re-opening plan.
Online poker pros are loving the lockdown . . . because they’re cleaning up against all the amateurs who’ve been hitting the websites
39 year old Melissa Rausch from The Big Bang Theory gave birth to her second child — a baby boy named Brooks ( husband Winston ,daughter Sadie, 2½). Can you imagine… she had to give birth alone, explaining that although the hospital allowed birth partners, her husband had to stay home with their daughter since no one could watch the little girl.
He broke his ankle doing his own stunts in Mission: Impossible Fallout, he hung from the side of a jet plane during takeoff, and he scaled a Dubai skyscraper and did stunts 123 floors up. So whats next? I read that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space. It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage.
BTW Musk who is 48 just had a baby boy with singer Grimes who is 32. Musk says his son is called X Æ A-12 Musk. The baby is the first for Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, while Musk, 48, has five sons from a previous marriage. His first son, Nevada, died tragically of SIDS at 10 weeks old in 2002.
People grieve in different ways, so I’m not here to judge . . . but 10 years after his wife BETH died, DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER is engaged. To the SECOND woman he’s proposed to since her death. Her name is Francie Frane, and they’ve been dating for a few months. He’s 67, she’s 51. They’re waiting until after lockdown to have a big wedding. And here’s a bonus: Dog’s kids supposedly approve. That wasn’t the case back in January, when Dog proposed to Beth’s good friend Moon Angell on the “Dr. Oz Show”. That relationship ended soon after.
Just when it seemed like 2020 couldn’t get any more chaotic, “Twilight” author STEPHENIE MEYER announced that a new book in the series is coming out on August 4th. It’s called “Midnight Sun“, and it’s a re-telling of the love story between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, but from Edward’s perspective this time. That would be the ROBERT PATTISON character, of course. For “Twilight” fans, this has been YEARS in the making. In fact, it’s been over a decade since portions of the book leaked online. Here is the author taling about releasing it now. The original story was told in four books, which came out between 2005 and 2008. They were made into five movies, which came out between 2008 and 2012. Stephenie has previously said that the original book was to be the only one from the series that she planned to rewrite from Edward’s perspective.
In the 1993 action flick “Demolition Man”, SYLVESTER STALLONE plays a cop who’s frozen in the ’90s and wakes up in 2032. There’s a gag in the movie where Stallone says the bathroom is out of toilet paper, and everyone laughs because in 2032, they don’t use it anymore. After you’re done with your business, you clean yourself with THREE SEASHELLS. They never explain HOW the shells work . . . but maybe we’ll get some insight in the sequel . . . which IS in the works as we speak. Stallone says, quote, “We’re working on it right now . . . and it’s looking fantastic. So that should come out. That’s going to happen.”
It’s hard to argue that this WASN’T meant to be: NICOLAS CAGE will play JOE EXOTIC in an eight-episode scripted TV series. Technically, it’s not based on “Tiger King”, but on an article about Joe that was published last year in “Texas Monthly“.
The show will, quote, “center on Joe as he fights to keep his animal park even at the risk of losing his sanity . . . [and] explore how Joe became Joe Exotic and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.” On a related note, KATE MCKINNON is going to play CAROLE BASKIN in an unrelated TV series. That one’s been in the works since November.
You didn’t ask for it, but you got it anyway: Here’s your first preview for “Gary Busey: Pet Judge”. The six-episode series will premiere May 25th on Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
The stand-up special “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill” on Netflix
Country superstar Luke Combs is among the musicians writing and releasing new songs about life during coronavirus quarantine. He wrote and recorded a song called “Six Feet Apart”. More than 40 such tracks have been released since the pandemic began. Bono, twenty one pilots level of conern. Pitbull, Randy Newman, OneRepublic, Michael Bublé. Others are re-working old classics, like Queen and Adam Lambert releasing“You Are the Champions” in support of health care workers. Other singers like Gloria Estefan and Avril Lavigne have also re-worked older songs. Jon Bon Jovi wrote “Do What You Can” after volunteering during the crisis.
Corey Feldman scored his first Top 20 hit. His song “U R Free”, from his new documentary “(My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys”, cracked the Top 20 of the Adult Contemporary Chart.
Ellen DeGeneres shared some jokes and wisdom with the class of 2020 during a commencement speech she gave from her home.
TINA FEY will host “Rise Up New York!”, a benefit for New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus. It’ll air live on May 11th at 7:00 P.M. Eastern, and the lineup is pretty loaded. It includes Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert De Niro, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Spike Lee, and Eli Manning . . .Not to mention NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
An unreleased PAUL MCCARTNEY / RINGO STARR demo is being auctioned off to benefit the COVID-19 relief effort in the UK. The song is called “Angel in Disguise”, and it was written and recorded for Ringo’s 1992 album “Time Takes Time” . . . but it didn’t make the cut. The lucky winner gets two versions of the song on a glorious Maxell cassette tape!!!
Also, A guitar from Prince and the handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” are among the pieces of memorabilia that are going up for auction in June. The guitar is Prince’s blue “cloud” guitar custom-made instrument, which he used in the period just after Purple Rain. Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills is hosting the auction on June 19 and June 20. It is expected to get between $100,000 and $200,000. Those Paul McCartney’s handwritten sketches of lyrics is expected to score between $200,000 and $300,000. The auction will also include memorabilia from Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Jim Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Queen, and David Bowie.
DJ JAZZY JEFF is hosting a virtual block party this Saturday from noon to midnight, Eastern Time, in order to “Break the monotony.” Oh, and also to hype a new line of “Fresh Prince” merchandise that goes on sale that day. Some of the proceeds are going to No Kid Hungry.
Music bio movies were big before Hollywood and the rest of the world shut down. So a WHITNEY HOUSTON movie just seems like a no-brainer. And yes, there’s one in the works as we speak. It’s called “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, and it’s being done with the full cooperation of her family, so don’t expect anything too salacious. They’ll also get to use her music, which is a bonus.
Adele is 32.
Clark Duke is 35. The kid from the “Hot Tub Time Machine” movies.
Henry Cavill is 37. Superman
Brian Williams is 61. Former “NBC Nightly News” anchor.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…the man was a legend on the TV screen. He told us the big news in what was happening in the world of celebrity and music before Jeff Burton was doing his thing. He’s an MTV News Legend…Kurt Loder turns 75 years young today.
Today’s birthday fella has had his fair share of tacos…and that’s ALL the time not just because today is Cinco De Mayo..and he’s show it off in 229 fine films including:
- Adam & Asian
- Banged on the 4th of July
- I Caught You Looking
- Dance For Me
- Why Are You Nervous?
- Family Secrets
- Smoke Break
- And who could forget…his unforgettable role in….Her Boyfriend Is Gay…I Know From Experience!
RICKY RASCAL is 38 YEARS OLD
After testing positive for COVID-19, two STL sports names are now donating plasma to help fight the virus. But Jim Edmonds and Blues broadcaster John Kelly have donated plasma in hopes that it could help someone suffering from the virus. Mercy Hospital said that they have contacted about 600 people who have recovered from the virus asking them to donate blood.
The Dolphins announced yesterday that former head coach Don Shula died Monday morning at the age of 90. Shula is the winningest coach in NFL history, earning 328 regular-season victories in 33 years with the Dolphins and Baltimore Colts. Shula began his time in the NFL with a seven-season playing career as a defensive back, including the inaugural Colts season in 1953. Just six years after retiring in 1957, he was a 33-year-old head coach in the NFL for Baltimore in 1963. The seven-year run for the Colts included three NFL Coach of the Year awards and a trip to the Super Bowl in 1968. He joined the Dolphins in 1970 and quickly turned that franchise into a winner, winning back-to-back Super Bowl titles in the 1972 and 1973 seasons. The 1972 squad finished 14-0 and remains the only undefeated champion in NFL history. Shula finished his coaching career in 95, ranking second to only George Halas with 490 games coached, and he earned an induction into the Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
The NFL won’t be going abroad in 2020 as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The league will be staying home for at least one season. Yesterday, the NFL officially cancelled the five international games — four in London and one in Mexico City — that were on the docket for the 2020 NFL season. Every NFL game played during the 2020 season will be played in the United States. This decision, made by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, came after consultation with teams, national and local governments, the NFLPA, medical authorities, and international stadium partners.
The Cardinals, Falcons, and Dolphins had been all confirmed to play one of their eight home games abroad in 2020, with the Jaguars slated to host not one, but two games in London. Now, those four teams will get to host home games in their own stadiums.
Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is putting his Texas mansion on the market after signing a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders in March. The 8,800-square-foot home is listed at $4.6 million and includes 17 rooms as well as a luxurious pool. The Raiders will be the first team Witten has played for other the Cowboys, who selected him in the third round in the 2003 NFL draft. Witten returned to the Cowboys from retirement for the 2019 season, and he recorded 529 yards and four touchdowns on 63 catches across 16 regular-season starts.
Speaking of football, one of the most classic rivalries in college sports in coming back. This weekend Mizzou and Kansas announced they would be resuming their football rivalry starting in 2025. It’s a four game agreement with games happening in 2025 and 2031 at Mizzou and 2026 and 2032 in Kansas. The two teams haven’t played since 2011 when Mizzou left for the SEC.
UFC 251, originally scheduled for June 6 in Perth, Australia, has been postponed due to the Rona. UFC cited “current state and national restrictions on public gatherings and travel” as the reason behind the decision. Given the logistical issues presented by the pandemic, staging anything outside the United States will likely prove difficult for the foreseeable future.
Ron Artest was not the first NBA star to change his name. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, and World B. Free did so. But as of Monday, he may be the first NBA player ever to change his name twice. Artest originally changed his name to Metta World Peace during the 2011 offseason. The reasoning was brilliant: “I changed my name because I got tired of Ron Artest. And when fans get mad at me, they can’t say, ‘I hate World Peace.'” Metta is a Buddhist term meaning “loving kindness,” and he will be keeping that as his first name. It is his last name that he has changed. “My name now is ‘Metta Ford-Artest,” he said. “I actually took my wife’s last and added it to mine.” The former World Peace is married to Maya Ford. Artest has not played in the NBA since the 2016-17 season.
We’ve already talked about that awesome golf matchup between Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning…now we have another golf outing to look forward to. The team of Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will take on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a charity skins games. That means golf WILL return on May 17 with the TaylorMade Driving Relief, a two-man team event that will benefit COVID-19 relief efforts. It will go down at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. The event will be aired live from 1p-5p on NBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN and Sky Sports, and will be streamed for free on PGA Tour Live (NBC Sports Gold and Amazon Prime Video), GolfPass, GolfChannel.com.
And finally – this is a great list and a great time waster for today. ESPN tried to rank EVERY World Series in MLB History. There were some criteria’s that the games had to meet as far as how high they would make it on the list. And those are…ACTUAL gameplay, how the SERIES was actually played out, how MEMORABLE the series was, and how HISTORICALLY significant it was. The first time the Cardinals make the list is at number 70 as the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in 4 back in 2004. This was the game that broke the 86 year drought. The team then makes it a BUNCH but lets check back in at the TOP 10. #10 is a Cardinals series. It’s the 26 series where they beat the Yankees in seven. 9 through 7 are all old timey games and number 6 was the 2001 series. Who was it? The Diamondbacks over the Yankees. 5th on the list of all-time World Series was a moment that most Cardinal fans will never forget. The 2011 series over the Rangers. 4 was the Mets over the Red Sox in 86. #3 is the Senators over the Giants in 1924. #2 is the 91 Twins over the Braves. And the top spot for BEST WORLD SERIES in history…the 1975 Reds over the Red Sox. This is the series where Carlton Fisk tried to wave his homerun fair. See the full list on today’s BLOG.